Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! :)

Nothing short of feeling elated to have been nominated twice for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. 😀

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I apologize profusely to Z of my favorite DeepBluesAndSeaFoamGreens for this delay in accepting this award. This award is more relatable to me than the other awards I have received on this Blogs because it is nothing about my blog but about the relationship I am having with this particularly lovely blogger. She is hilarious, charming, funny, cute and sensitive at the same time and I genuinely feel like she is my younger sister! I am happy I started blogging precisely because I get to meet people like her! 🙂 

Many thanks to the lovely ElloKelsey for my second and more recent nomination for this award. I absolutely love her blog and the fact that her dressing is her take on the description of famous fictional characters. I am too kicked about her Hunger Games series now 😀

The Rules of this Award:

– Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. – Done! 🙂

– Put the award logo on your blog. – Will be Done!!

– Answer the ten questions they have set you.

– Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

– Nominate ten people

Lets GO!

1) Cheese or crackers or cheese AND crackers?

Cheese AND crackers anyday! Haha

2) Favourite dessert?

Mint with chocolate chip ice cream! (Its 7.15 in the morning now and here I am already lusting about dessert! 😛 )

3) Favourite vegetable?

Potatoes!

4) Flats or heels?

Heels! Heels! Heels!!

5) Milkshakes or smoothies?

Milkshakes! (Mango! haha)

6) Favourite flower?

Flower? Mmmm..no specific flower actually…Im not a flower person! 

7) Tea or coffee? (this’ll be interesting!)

I write this post sipping my morning coffee if that answers that.

8) What song(s) are you listening to right now?

I..er…how do I say this…dont listen much to English songs. XD I m currently listening to some AR Rahman numbers from two films – Lekar Hum Diwana Dil and Highway. (Both Hindi!)

9) Lollipops?! You likey?

I like lollipops in the sense that if there is a lolli sitting fat in my fridge I would dig in immediately. But I wouldnt go and specifically buy one. (*thinking about the big swirling colorful lollipops at the moment :O )

10) Favourite TV show(s)?

Currently that would be suits, big bang, modern family. All time favorites, friends, full house 😛

Thank you for those short and sweet questions Z. Now to Ellesey’s questions 🙂

1) Where do you get your fashion inspiration from? 

From the blogs I follow, from people at work, people on the roads, actresses, here, there, everywhere..!

2) Describe your personal style?

Simple, easy, light, bright!

3) What is the one style item you can not live without?

Hmmm…I would say my accessories (easy does that, because that one word encompasses a wide range – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles..Ta-daaa!!)

4) What is your favourite makeup brand?

I feel make-up wise illiterate every now and then and heres an occasion, haha.. I dont use many make up products..so I m not sure.. however, I recently invested in a Colorbar red lipstick and a Revlon basic foundation, and Revlon it is!! 

5) Who is your celebrity style crush?

Halle Berry, Sonam Kapoor

6) What if your favourite fashion TV Show?

Fashion TV show? O.o whats that again? hahaha

7) What is your favourite food?

Anything with rice in it. Anything!!! *Biriyaanniii!*

8) If you could travel to any time period, where would it be? and why?

I would just sit right where I am now!! Because I genuinely believe the place I am in now is the best place to be !!

9) What is your dream vacation?

If you mean like a destination, it would be Seychelles and Maui (Hawaii)  

10) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

California, LA !

Thank you for those interesting questions Ellesey!

Ha! Feeling accomplished, now that a long pending post is done 🙂

I’m not nominating anyone ONLY because I recently nominated EVERY favorite blogger of mine for either the Leibster or the One lovely Blog Award and I don’t want them to be burdened with too many Award Posts..haha!! 

So Long Folks! ❤ Have a nice remaining-weekend!!! 🙂

 

 

 

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Leibster Award ^ 3 !!

Oh Yes!! I was nominated not once not twice but thrice people, thrice for this leibster award and I am nothing short of elated about it. I am indeed honored and so kicked about the fact that three pretty ladies have nominated me for this award. A big shout out to Shauna Swartz of All things recessionista, I think you have an amazing sense of style and I love how you make no bones about loving and adoring your husband and family. Next thank you to the pretty Nessa of That chic fashion blog! I love your detailed style of analyzing fashion related topics and it shows the research gone into each post and your love for writing. And when I was in the process of drafting this post a third nomination came from hidden harmony world and thank you so much for that. It makes me feel so special 🙂

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The rules are pretty simple:
  • Write a post answering the questions you have been given
  • Thank and link the blogger(s) who nominated you in them – Done. 🙂
  • Nominate five to eleven other bloggers for this “award”

Since I have been nominated by three people, I have nearly 30 questions to choose from 😛 So without boring you guys with answers to all those questions I choose my favorite questions and answer them 😀

Here we go!

1. How long have you been blogging?

While I have been reading some blogs for a long time now, it took me courage and a lot of self motivation to start a blog of my own in June. So that 2 months ago. (Actually, exactly 2 months since I started on 10th July 2014) Ha!

2. What is the most important thing that you want people to take away from your blog?

I am basically a Chartered Accountant and I started blogging because I wanted to speak to like minded people about fashion and that’s NOT possible especially in my nerdy field of work 😛 So, I would like it for people to like what I write and how I go about writing fashion related posts and also, I would love it if people took back some inspiration to start writing, or doing whatever it is they have been wanting to do but have been putting off just because of their own apprehensions.

3. What is your favorite accessory?

Ha! Nice one 😀 But I can really not be partial to one accessory as such. So Im going to say it depends on each attire and my mood. But I think I can more or less narrow my favorites to statement necklaces and nice heels.

4. Describe your style in three words.

Comfortable, Colorful, Confident (I swear I dint do that C-C-C thing on purpose. 😛 )

5. What is a trend you are loving right now?

Two trends actually! Crossbody purses or messenger bags and neon.!

6. What is you’re everyday makeup look?

I must state, as much as I love clothes, footwear and accessories, I’m a big zero in the make up field. Also, i feel confident only when I have the bare minimum make up on. And that would be eye-liner and kajal (kohl).

7. What is you’re dream career?

Again, its a plural. Careers! Interior designing, events management and fashion designing. Simply put, I think I would do well in the creative field. Er..and yes here I am being a Chartered Accountant. Ya whatever, next question. (For the record, I love my job! 😛 )

8. What is you’re preferred way to style you’re hair?

Another nice question 😀 This hair department, I have a weakness for. I have silky flyaway type of hair and so I seldom leave it lose. However, I love experimenting new styles and my most preferred style is wearing it into a ponytail or plaiting it up. Effective way to get it out of my face!

9. Do you usually focus on your eyes, or you’re lips when applying makeup?

Eyes. Eyes, only eyes. Lips? who lips? what lips? 😛

10. Which camera do you use for blog photography?

Yes. Now is the time to clarify that bit. My blog is full of tacky sad photos because I make my sister click pictures after I come home using my phone. :/ er..yes. Thats that! I cant help it!

11. Most unforgettable beauty or makeup experience?

Its actually the lack of it! I once read a post on some blog as to how make up is like covering your true self, etc and got so inspired by it that I went make up free to office that day. To get two things clarified, 1. By make up, I of course mean only eye liner and Kohl and 2. I have really large, slightly droopy eyes. So the whole day went by with people asking me if I was sick, to which I might or might not have lied saying yes and my manager might or might not have asked me to leave early to take rest and recoup *evil and creepy grin*

12. Place you had best coffee ever?

Haha…knowingly or unknowingly this is a very easy question for me because Indians are known to grow and make the best coffees in the world (after Brazil of course I guess) and all moms and grand moms in the house are pros at making coffee. So the coffee at home is the best coffee I’ve had. 😀

13. Bargain Shopper or Brand Hunter?

A bit of both. Aren’t we all? 🙂

14. Who do you prefer? Rugged men with no/minimal skincare regime or men who use cleanser, moisturizer and eye cream?

Thats a no brainer right there. Woohoo rugged men, who give a damn about skin care, about dressing sense and about their appearance as such seem to intrigue and attract ❤ !

A few bloggers I nominate for this award include:

1. A fellow CA whose blog I happened to chance upon and have loved ever since, A regular Indian girl

2. A new blogger but one who writes like she has been born to do that, Nicola’s Bali Blog

3. the beautiful indian – Four girls each with a distinctive sense of style and amazing attitude.

4. A versatile fashion blogger whose style and choice of clothes, locations and words I am absolutely loving, w in wonderland

5. My internet sister (too bad there is a sister equivalent to “Brother from another mother”), my hi-fi and chest bump buddy and my partner in crime (ya we wish! more like partner in solving calculus!) the one and only Z from deep blue and sea foam greens

My restricted list of five questions to these lovely ladies are :

1. Why do you blog?

2. What is that one crazy thing you’ve done and pretty proud of in your life?

3. If you had three wishes from a non-tricky genie, what would you wish for?

4. What is your wierdest quirk?

5. The most beautiful outcome of blogging for you has been?

Thanks for patiently reading this long-as-a-saree post you guys. 🙂 Have fun answering my questions!

One month, one award! :D

Guess my excitement when I get nominated for a blogger award one day short of completing one month as a blogger! Mighty cool eh? 😀 The charming anumohan nominated me for this “very inspiring blogger” award! I feel honored and totally kicked that I have been so lovingly accepted into this blogging world, and so soon at that! 😀
Now for the proud moment. Displaying my award! Ha.!

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The rules of this award are:
• Thank and link the person who nominated you: Thank you Anuradha. Your enthusiasm and zeal is so contagious and inspiring 🙂
• List the rules and display the award : done and done 🙂
• Share seven facts about yourself
• Nominate fifteen other amazing blogs and remember to comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them and provide a link to your post.
• (Optional) You can proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog e.g. on your sidebar and also follow the blogger that nominated you.

Now for 7 really random-ass facts about me:
1. I hate my foods touching or mixing in my plate. They can have a big socializing party in my tummy, NOT on my plate!
2. For an otherwise lazy girl, Im extremely particular about keeping my feet clean. I wash them a couple of gazillion times everyday
3. I’m a lime soda (salt) type of person. No meal at a cafe or restaurant is complete if I dont have lime soda :/
4. When I’m feeling down right mental at work I greet my colleagues like this

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Yes. Most of them have decided I’m borderline crazy. Teehee!
5. I’m extremely competitive. (Even if its something as basic as breathing I have to be able to breathe longer, steadier and deeper than others. :P) But that’s not the fact I want to highlight. The fact is that I act like winning or losing makes no difference to me. 😛 It does make a difference. Duh.
6. I love Calvin and Hobbes. Yes. I still do. I own the entire hardcover series 😀
7. I feel the reason for my existence in the world is to drink the perfect rasam (a soup like liquid made of tamarind stock) my mom makes. :’D

The list of blogs I loved reading in no particular order include:
1. whatwouldvwear
2. carascliche
3. fatfreefashion
4. felinecreatures
5. imserenel
6. idealism never goes out of fashion
7. littlebookoffashion
8. memoirsofmonisha
9. akviilee
10. fashionhuntress
11. xostylestalker
12. willfullyelegant
13. winwonderland
14. fashionfoodandflirts
15. chasingyellowcabs

While most of the above mentioned blogs know not of even my existence, I’ve been incessantly reading every one of their beautiful posts and this is a shout out to them that I really think they are kicking some ass! You’ve all been such an inspiration 🙂

When in doubt, put a bead on it!

Say hey to my first recurring segment staple fables! Cool name n all huh 😛 and what better way to start off my fashion staples segment than with the fun and funky beaded chains. ❤ ! So its Thursday  and the ghosts of weekend past have long gone and ur work load is piling up…the last thing on your mind is dressing up. Now that is the perfect excuse to spice up the otherwise boring kurta you have thrown on (just because that was the first dress you could lay your hands on) with beads 😀 They are cheap, bright and brings any attire to life. Be it Indian wear :

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Or western wear!

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Ya I had short hair before because I tot twas cool, ya beads are the cooler cousin of the new found “statement jewellery” .. Ya I’m off to bed now!
So long 😀 🙂

First Post Alert!

An accountant by profession, my deep love for fashion and whatever little I know of it, is a result of incessantly following some amazing and addictive blogs, keeping a watchful eye on trends and having some strong views about them. 😛 That said, this blog isn’t all about fashion. I have always been this self-proclaimed decent writer ( 😛 pompous much?)  and I wanted to actually put these so called capabilities to test. So be ready for some daily rambling, about exercise, style, food and of course, my life 😀

If you are reading this post, please know that that I am greatly honoured, a tad bit nervous and extremely excited about this. Hope you enjoy! Have a happy week! 🙂